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Genre: Samurai, Historical, Futuristic, Action
Serialization: Jump SQ
Summary: The year is 2718 by the Imperial Calendar, and ZIPANG (Japan) has crumbled in a huge battle against Majinki, terrors from the sky that are half beast and half machine. Hurting each other, warping their morals, unable to see a future, the people strive hard to survive each day. The war wiped out 70% of the human race, but amidst the darkness arose the seven members of the XILE Tribe to bring salvation to the race.
But now, 500 years later in 3218, the wicked shadows of the Majinki have once again crept up upon them. This is the story of EXAMURAI, that of the XILE Tribe, who will fight to the death to protect their love, dreams and happiness. Having survived for 500 years since the events of 2718, the final battle of the seven members of the XILE Tribe begins under this azure blue sky...
Based on the members of popular Japanese band, EXILE: Hiro, Atsushi, Takahiro, Makidai, Matsu, Usa and Akira.
Chapter 1 looks similar to chpater 1 of Akaboshi. Does other people feel same way?
I didn't read Akaboshi, so I couldn't say
But I felt like Kava's "STAMP!" attack thingy was similar to some of Luffy's Gomu Gomu attacks in One Piece. In name as well.
I really like the art though! And the whole futuristic samurai concept. Although it still feels generic right now I'm interested to see how it plays out~
Wasn't there a fight at Roppongi either in Akaboshi? Where did I hear that name before? But yeah, a gang of some thugs each with their own weapon/power fighting the system. Furthermore, the panels/drawings are a bit chaotic. You have too look very well.
Overall, I like this and this can be an akaboshi replacement at this moment (footnote I make)
Its probably so similar to Akaboshi because its illustrated by the same artist -- thought he doesn't write this one. Which suits me just fine. Akaboshi had a lot of problems, but the art wasn't one of them.
I'm glad Amano is still illustrating something in Jump.
Raw for chapter 2 has released.
I've also done the translation so expect the scanlation soon
We got to see 3 other members of the XILE tribe in action this time, namely Makidai, Matsu and Usa with a bigger focus on Makidai. The remaining 3 are the "more popular" members of EXILE in real life, especially the 2 singers Atsushi and Takahiro, and Akira who has played movie roles such as in Hana Yori Dango Final. Thus, I wonder if the manga will pander to the fans and put a bigger focus on these 3 + Hiro. Maybe they will be introduced one chapter per person, unlike Makidai, Matsu and Usa who were all introduced in this chapter.
That aside, I was quite happy with this chapter. The little twist at the end was quite unexpected. Maybe it will set up for the other 3 (or maybe just 1 or 2) of them to come help them, speeding up the regrouping of the tribe. I wouldn't want to see Hiro in action again just yet, though. The rest need time to shine.
Also, Sora needs to be more useful -__-' I hope she's more than just some little girl following Hiro around.
I really love this manga, I hope it will last longer than Akaboshi...Amano art's absolutely awesome
Raw for chapter 3 has released.
is there any scan with the english translation?
Not yet. Chapter 2 hasn't been released either.
The raw scanner that Muda/Helz0ne are using just scanned both chapters 2 and 3 yesterday so I presume they will be starting on it soon
actually we had chapter 2 for quite some time , but all of a sudden we all got really important stuff in school/college so we didnt get the time to do chap2 , today after kenichi 414's release i am starting to ts so tommorow it should be out
it's just important that they don't drop the project, i love it
3 will pop up next week for sure